Born in Hawaii and raised in San Diego, CA, JSpeaks the Poet is a military progeny who has been blessed to travel the world and be exposed to diverse learning experiences and people. These experiences served as a perfect platform for preparing him to minister and relate to people from all over the world, which would later become an integral part of his purpose in life. JSpeaks the Poet has been a poet at heart and has had the gift of rhyme all of his life, but his serious commitment to writing and reciting began in 2009 after he clearly heard the voice of the Lord tell him, “I GAVE YOU A GIFT…USE IT!!!” From that moment forward, he has been dedicated to using his God-Given gifts as a scribe which includes poetry, songwriting, and rapping.
To date, JSpeaks the Poet has released several compilations. Why JSpeaks (2016), A Different Dynamic EP (2016), and the singles, God is Greater (2017) and Long Way (feat. Urgency) (2019). Currently JSpeaks is finishing up his latest project entitled “YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME?” Available Now on ALL Digital Outlets!!!
Whether on stage, in front of the camera, or managing behind the scenes, JSpeaks the Poet has found he is comfortable in every aspect of the theatre and film world. Over the years, he has had the privilege of using his acting, MC, and poetic skills in The Calling of a Call Girl (2011), Just When You Thought You Had Me (2012), Judgement Day (2016), The Birthing (2016), Speak Out: A Domestic Violence Stage Play (2018), Da Dealership (2018), and Love Shouldn’t Hurt (2022). These productions are only the beginning of what God has in store for him!
In addition to his artistic endeavors, JSpeaks the Poet is also a teacher serving at KIPP Texas Public Schools and he is a humanitarian who serves on the Board of Directors of Speak Out Inc., a nonprofit organization on a mission to bring awareness and education about the effects of domestic violence in Houston and surrounding communities. Additionally, 50% of all sales from his single, God is Greater are donated to various hurricane/typhoon relief efforts. JSpeaks the Poet is an artist set apart by God who ministers through his talent for the purpose of conveying the Word of God in diverse ways. His hope is that through his gifts, the minds, hearts, and eyes of people will be opened so that they may realize this world is bigger than Self. His ultimate purpose is that his art will be the vessel that leads people to form an intimate relationship with the Lord.